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Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

, Volume 9, Issue 5, pp 747–749 | Cite as

Rectal impaction with epoxy resin: A case report

  • Anil K. Hemandas
  • Guy W. Muller
  • Ibrahim Ahmed
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Abstract

We describe a unique case of a patient presenting with rectal impaction following self-administration of a liquid used as masonry adhesive for anal sexual gratification. The solidified matter required laparotomy for its removal. Strategies for removing rectal foreign bodies are discussed as well as other consequences of inserting foreign material per rectum.

Key words

Foreign body rectal impaction epoxy resin 

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© The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anil K. Hemandas
    • 1
  • Guy W. Muller
    • 1
  • Ibrahim Ahmed
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Level 3Medway Maritime HospitalGillinghamUK

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